When people think of Yosemite National Park; even if they have never been they have images of majestic rocks and waterfalls in their mind. When people think of Japan’s National Parks they have images of? Well, . . . nothing! During the late summer of 2020 artist, CHALKBOY, traveled with the Papersky magazine crew on a journey through Kyushu that would prove to be the beginning of creating an image of what the Japanese National Parks looked and felt like in our minds.
Kyushu is home to live volcanoes, towering mountains, a plethora of small islands, bursting of rivers and swelling of fresh water Kyushu is ALIVE!!!! Kyushu’s main island is home to four National Parks: The Saikai National Park (Nagasaki), The Unzen-Amakusa National Park (Kumamoto, Nagasaki), The Aso-Kujyu National Park (Oita, Kumamoto) and the enormous Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park (Miyazaki, Kagoshima).
For each of Kyushu’s National Parks CHALKBOY, chalked up a marvelous poster creation mixing a bit of modern Ukiyo-e art with a bit of vintage American National Park poster art to help bring light and vision to Japan’s National Parks.
New Sights of Kyushu’s National Parks
12/18/2020 〜 1/31/2021
@ and wander OUTDOOR GALLERY with PAPERSKY
4F 22-8, Motoyoyogi-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 12:00〜19:00 (Closed at 17:00 on the last day.）
This talented artist began his career working in cafe’s serving up coffee and writing the day’s specials on chalkboard menu’s. Patrons were quick to notice and compliment on the handwritten menu’s and soon in place of coffee he found himself serving up letters, illustrations and designs. Currently CHALKBOY continues to create original logos, graphics and wall murals as well as hold events and lead workshops. www.chalkboy.me